SEOUL, South Korea – Defending champion Y.E. Yang shot a 4-under 67 Thursday to claim a share of the lead with Rickie Fowler after the first round of the Korea Open.
In front of his local fans, Yang sank a birdie putt on the final hole at Woo Jeong Hills Country Club. Fowler bogeyed the same hole.
McIlroy, who finished third at the 2009 tournament, birdied the opening hole and missed a chance to take a share of the lead with a bogey on No. 18.